Fairware is Growing & We’re looking for a Production Manager


At Fairware we believe we can change the world through the simple act of buying. We create cool, sustainable swag (‘stuff we all get’) that makes powerful statements and tell meaningful stories about the people and the brands we work with. We work with North America’s leading sustainable brands to create unique, ethically sourced custom products made with environmentally preferred materials. You can check us out at http://www.fairware.com

The full-time Production Manager will ensure that all aspects of processing orders are executed effectively and efficiently to the satisfaction of our clients and suppliers. The production manager will work with suppliers to ensure that orders meet both the price and quality expectations of our clients and the Fairware team. The production manager will ensure orders are delivered to clients on time, and will build positive professional relationships with suppliers, and all other vendors involved in the order process.


You’re responsible for managing the timely and efficient processing of orders including:

  • Preparing purchase orders, coordinating artwork approvals, shipping and invoicing.
  • Maintaining up to date information in Sales Force, QuickBooks and Outlook.
  • Dealing professionally with suppliers to ensure order fulfilment.
  • Maintaining and building positive supplier relationships.
  • Managing all shipping and logistics to ensure order deadlines are met.
  • Participating in daily and weekly meetings
  • Assisting with special projects when needed.

Core Competencies:

  • You are detail oriented, self-confident, and very organized.
  • You have a positive, professional attitude and work well in an open office, team environment.
  • You work well in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment with finite deadlines.
  • You have great interpersonal skills both in person and on the phone.
  • You are a master of multi-tasking.
  • You are able to problem solve on the fly and work well under pressure.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills and a good command of the English language.
  • You are comfortable working in Excel, Word and Outlook and Quickbooks.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator CS4 an asset.
  • Knowledge and interest in social responsibility; environmental sustainability and sustainable products is an absolute asset.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years related experience.

How to Apply:

Please send us a one page letter outlining your relevant experience and why you want to work for Fairware. Attach it to a resume that captures your related experience and email it to jobs@fairware.com with the words Production Manager in the subject line by July 13th, 2012. No phone calls please.

Fairware offers a competitive salary based on experience and core competencies, as well as a benefit package. Please indicate salary expectations.

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